Wrongful Arrest and Malicious Prosecution Lawyers in New Mexico
If you were treated unfairly by police officers or prosecutors, you may feel helpless and alone. Perhaps you were arrested by a renegade cop who lost his or her temper. You may have done nothing wrong; in fact, it may have been the police officer who overstepped his or her bounds and used excessive force. The cop may have then pressed baseless criminal charges in an attempt to justify his or her behavior. As outrageous as it sounds, this type of scenario happens far too often.
The good news is that you have rights. Because of the weighty power and responsibility they carry, police and prosecutors are held to high standards of integrity. When they abuse that power to another’s detriment, the law provides a path to justice through a specific type of civil rights claim.
What Is Malicious Prosecution?
Malicious prosecution is essentially an abuse of power. It can take many forms, including:
- Wrongful arrest
- Wrongful detention
- Warrantless searches or seizures
- False or retaliatory criminal charges such as disturbing the peace, resisting arrest or committing assault on a police officer
- Inflated criminal allegations
Many other abuses can constitute civil rights violations. For more detailed information, contact us to discuss your situation.
Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
At Almanzar & Youngers, P.A., in New Mexico, our attorneys handle malicious prosecution, wrongful arrest and other types of civil rights cases for victims throughout the state. We are dedicated to seeking justice for those who have been wronged. We work diligently to obtain outstanding results for each of our clients.
Our lawyers, who possess more than 45 years of combined experience, work as a team to hone favorable strategies for every case. We are attentive to each client’s unique needs and goals. When you turn to us for legal guidance, you can expect honest advice and determined advocacy.
Contact Our Civil Rights and Malicious Prosecution Attorneys for Las Cruces and Santa Fe · Serving Clients Statewide
Were you a victim of an abuse of power by a police officer or prosecutor? If so, contact us to discuss your situation directly with an attorney. Call 505-933-8480. We offer standard weekday hours as well as evening and weekend appointments by request.